Studying with a disability in times of the coronavirus pandemic

The current situation has presented new challenges to students and instructors alike with respect to studying, teaching, learning and taking examinations.

On this page, you will find current information and regular updates on the advisory services and support measures for students with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Organisation of studies

    1. Handicapped accessible teaching methods and tools

    • technical support for developing courses with inclusive learning formats

    • guidelines for creating handicapped accessible text documents

    • information for instructors "Info sheet on handicapped accessible online teaching"

    2. Study and examination situations

    • converting in-person examinations into online video examinations (information and request form)

    • compensation for disadvantages for required coursework and degree-relevant examinations

  • Advice services

    1. The Disability and Access Resource Centre provides support and advice to students and instructors on the following topics:

    • technical support for students with disabilities
    • creating handicapped accessible teaching and learning materials
    • advice on handicapped accessible study and teaching organisation

    2. Student inclusion tutors serve as contacts for students with disabilities in the faculties and provide concrete assistance with academic organisation

    3. The Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB) advises students with disabilities on the following topics:

    • choosing a major
    • organising one's studies
    • compensation for disadvantages for required coursework and degree-relevant examinations

    4. Faculty representatives for students with disabilities are available to provide support within individual faculties

  • Further information

    1. Helpful tips on psychological health